SEMI SMC 2008 Executive Speakers Examine Trends Changing the Materials Industry

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Conference Sessions to Focus on the “Molecules of the Future”–Returns to Half Moon Bay
January 16-18, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 4, 2007 – Executive speakers at the SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) 2008, will focus on the mega-trends and tough overarching issues changing the face of the materials industry today, with topics such as innovative new developments in nanotechnology, high-k, photovoltaics (PV), and MEMS. Speakers will also look at new more profitable ways to use traditional established products. SMC 2008 returns to the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay, January 16-18, 2008.

Building on the theme “Molecules of the Future: Growth Markets and Application Insights,” SMC sessions will focus on the critical role of materials manufactures, as the need for new materials becomes essential to ensuring ongoing progress and innovation in semiconductor manufacturing. Success will require the types of market technology insights and industry contacts that can only be found at SMC, as it remains the essential materials-focused forum where industry professionals can meet to discuss strategic and business concerns, market data and forecasts, and emerging business opportunities.

On day one of the conference, top executives from Texas Instruments, IBM and IMEC will deliver keynotes, which will be followed by sessions on emerging materials trends and requirements and opportunities for growth. Presentations will be delivered by cutting-edge industry players such as Air Liquide, NanoNexus and Applied Materials.

Continuing the momentum on day two, sessions will take an in-depth look at both the overall materials market, and the advanced semiconductor materials trends, including developments in hi-k, PV and MEMS. The two sessions will feature leading industry analysts from Broadpoint Capital, Linx Consulting, TechSearch International and Techcet Group. These sessions will be followed by a Q&A, which will be moderated by Steven Buehler of SEMI.

To register or for more information, including an updated conference schedule, visit or call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901. Discount registration fees are available for attending both SMC and the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), also held at The Ritz-Carlton, January 13-16.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel.: 408.943.7957

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